MEL RAMOS | ALI MCGRAW
1935 - 2018
signed, titled and dated twice '70 and 1970 on the reverse
oil on canvas
20 by 14½ in. 50.8 by 36.8 cm.
framed: 20½ by 15¼ in. 52.7 by 38.7 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. Under close inspection, there is very minor evidence of handling and wear visible to the extreme edges including two pinpoint losses to the pigment visible to the extreme right edge near the top right corner. Further close inspection reveals a few scattered nearly translucent light brown spot accretions as well as a few scattered and equally translucent drip accretions clustered most notably in the orange pigment. Under Ultraviolet light inspection these accretions fluoresce brightly but do not appear to be the result of restoration. Framed.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
David King, San Francisco
Private Collection (acquired from the above, circa 1970)
Acquired from the above by the present owner